A Ban on Non-Refundable Beverage Containers, Initiative 256
ballot proposition was on the November 3, 1970 statewide ballot
in the State of Washington
as an Initiative to the People
, where it was defeated.
| Initiative 256|
|Yes|| 511,248|| 48.72%|
Text of measure
The question on the ballot was, "An act prohibiting the sale or distribution of beer or any other malt beverage, or of any nonalcoholic mineral water, soda water, or other carbonated or uncarbonated beverage (commonly known as soft drinks) for consumption in this state in cans, bottles, jugs, tubs, vessels or other receptacles not having a refund value of at least five cents for each such container."
Path to the ballot
Initiative 256 was filed on April 23, 1970 by Robert H. Keller, Jr. 188,102 signatures were filed on July 1, 1970 to qualify it for the ballot.